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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 16, 2011 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: JGB Official Releases?

So I've not really been a huge fan of the JGB. It's not that I don't dig the music. I attended quite a few JGB shows during the 1980's, including a delightful matinee at the Lunt Fontaine Theater back in 1987. It's just that now I listen to the Grateful Dead too damn much.

So one evening last week my boss and I were drifting live baits in Shinnecock Inlet while listening to the Grateful Dead Channel on Serius. We were both completely blown away by the Kean College 2/28/80 jam segment that was being featured.

I've since ordered the three-disc "After Midnight" release and now I can't stop listening to the absolutely smoking performance of After Midnight> Eleanor Rigby> After Midnight.

I definately need more JGB now to feed my jones. What other JGB official released do you all recommend to follow up this fantastic music that I've recently rediscovered?

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Poster: clashcity Date: Sep 16, 2011 11:50pm
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You've got to check out Legion of Mary if you haven't already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Mary:_The_Jerry_Garcia_Collection,_Vol._1

Also, the 3-7-82 from the Saddlerack in San Jose. Smoking show.
http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=518903

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Sep 17, 2011 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

Cliff,I'm not sure if this is an official release but I think it is now. 8-29-87 Eel River CA. It has two electric sets and one acoustic set. I have a crispy board from C. Miller and it is fantastic. I used to think that JGB 1990 was the best until I got this a few years ago. If you don't have it I will send it to you if you want it. I know you like early Dead so 87 JGB may scare you away.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 17, 2011 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

You need to check out the ultimate Reuben & Cherise from 1993-11-12. Nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than a good Reuben and this one is just sublime in every way with a great extended jam unlike any I've ever heard. You can find the show on sugarmegs. The Reuben is about 2 hrs into the show. The whole show is worth a listen.

and this is the perfect Jerry show for me: (Clarence Clemons on sax for whole show). I challenge you to find a better Knockin' on Heaven's Door. The sax playing by Clarence brings this show to another level
http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/asxcards/jgb1989-09-16.html

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 17, 2011 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

I second Arb's recommendation of Don't Let Go, which I think is the sweetest commercial release, and sheds light on Jerry's preparation for the June-July 1976 tour. Second and third for me are Theater 1839 1977 and Warner Theater 1978 releases. Sound quality is excellent on all three, with Warner being maybe a hair less clear to my ear.

I've listened to the more recent 1978 release (Pure Jerry 8 IIRC) and the 1975 release with Nicky Hopkins. Both have their moments but I haven't yet been swept away by anything on them. But that's in part because like you I listen to too damn much Dead to give them the attention they may deserve.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2011 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

How about Pure Jerry: Keystone, Berkeley CA, 9/1/74

Disc 1


1. Neighbor, Neighbor

2. Keepers

3. Sitting In Limbo

4. Favela

5. Tough Mama

6. La La


Disc 2

1. Someday Baby

2. Think

3. Roadrunner

4. The Harder They Come

5. I Second That Emotion

6. Going, Going, Gone


Disc 3

1. Soul Ranch

2. Mystery Train

3. Wondering Why

4. People Make The World Go Round

5. Keystone Jam

6. It's Too Late

7. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

http://store.dead.net/jerry-garcia/pure-jerry-keystone-berkeley-ca-9174

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 17, 2011 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

I second that.

I would hold off on,

Jerry Garcia Band (Live) - Sketchy, terrible sound in places
How Sweet It Is - O.K.
Live At Shoreline DVD - Simply awful
Coliseum Hampton VA - I just don't think you would like it. Maybe I'm wrong.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 17, 2011 1:54pm
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- Sketchy, terrible sound in places ...??????????????????????????????????

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 18, 2011 9:18am
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Crank up Brothers & Sisters and hear the muddiness.

Shinning Star is a much better disc from the same era.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Sep 17, 2011 2:21pm
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If I am remembering correctly that is a bogus "live" recording as it as complete studio vocal overdubs(listen to how perfect Senor is) and some of the music was touched up in the studio.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Sep 17, 2011 11:17am
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Do it dennis...This one was gonna be my suggestion to you...I know you will love it....Its right up there with the Keystone releases.

EDIT: Let it Rock would be my second pick. Cheers!

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Sep 18, 2011 2:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

there was also the old release of Live at Keystone, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Keystone Encores. These were from Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders in 1972. It was originally a double album in 73, then put on cd as 2 vols with extra tracks and the encores volume too. I used to like it a lot, taped it off my buddy's cd but I hardly listen to my tapes any more and haven't replaced it on cd yet - among hundreds of my old tape collection I want to replace. They played Positively 4th Street, Train to Cry, Harder They Come, Merle's Tune. I think also Expressway to Your Heart, but I might be thinking of something else from 72 - maybe that was when Billy was drumming with them. Anyways, I used to enjoy the shows alot. As far as the later releases, I'd also second, or third the nomination for Let It Rock, very good. I also enjoy the Pure Jerry from Merriweather Post Pavilion 9/1/89 and 9/2/89. For me a couple highlights are I'll Take A Melody, Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain, And It Stoned Me, and Simple Twist of Fate. I also skip to Cats Down Under the Stars on disk 4 sometimes, but usually I enjoy the whole 4 disks. No real complaints there from me, but maybe I'm not being very critical.

Nugs net has a podcast put out on the 10th anniversary of his death (or what would have been his birthday 8/1/2005) that is all tracks from Pure Jerry. Might help you pick out a purchase. http://nugs.net/nugscast/050801.aspx

Just had another look at that nugscast, and remembered the Deal from the end of Disk 1, 9/1/89 - it smokes! Actually that right there is a big highlight

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 18, 2011 1:33pm
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This is the one!
I was scrolling down and wondering why is wasn't getting mentioned then *POP* there it was.
This has two amazing Dyl;an covers, horns which I love, maybe the best Mystery Train these ears have ever heard, on and on.

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Poster: jgmf Date: Sep 18, 2011 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

"sheds light on Jerry's preparation for the June-July 1976 tour."

I have a Jerry-centric view of the world, and I view this as overly GD-centric. For the sake of good-natured argument, I hope, I'd suggest that it's a category error to view JGB shows as "preparation" for GD shows, as if they were warmups. These are two separate bands playing two largely separate repertoires by this time, notwithstanding the considerable overlapping personnel.

The Don't Let Go release (5/21/76) has a few gems, but it's way too slow and sleepy for my taste. I'd say it sheds light on what JGB was into in 1976 (a deep swampy gospel feel), may shed light on their drugs of choice (fill in for yourself), more than anything about the GD.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 18, 2011 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB Official Releases?

Before hearing Don't Let Go, I'd always been amazed by how *on* Jerry was in the early June 1976 shows, even though the band had only played a handful of shows since October 1974. When I realized the JGB had been touring right before June, it made more sense to me. Also, the gentler guitar tone he had been working on with JGB spilled over into the different sound he had in 1976 vs. 1975 or 1974.

No valuation of JGB vs. GD was intended.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 18, 2011 11:41am
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Agreed! Side projects would necessarily have been different and "separate" - why rehash the same music the GD was doing... No fun if it's the same old stuff.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Sep 17, 2011 6:32am
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The best shows have not been officially released so I would pursue the usual torrent sites. Many shows are available in soundboards or excellent audience recordings (since the shows were in smaller clubs). I think you would really enjoy 12-21-79 as a follow-up to the Kean show. I'll be happy to send you anything you want so just let me know.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Sep 17, 2011 2:29pm
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That is a good show Billyd,the After Midnight smokes and the Positively 4th Street in spite of the numerous vocal gaffes has some sparkling jams in it.I have been downloading and listening to all the shows from Oct 79' through March 80',to refresh my memory on that particular JGB lineup,I am going to work my way through Aug.80'.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 16, 2011 8:39pm
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Dennis, are you telling me (and the entire world) that you hadn't listened to the incredible AM>ERJ>AM from kean college until very recently? Oh my word...

i'd recommend the Don't Let Go JGB release (5/21/76) and the Shining Star for later era Jerry is pretty good too, altho i haven't listened to that one in a while; chip in for Live at the Keystone if you like the Merl/Jerry sound, which i generally can't get enough of

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2011 9:54am
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Yes, it's true Thomas. Last week was the first time that I can recall hearing that Eleanor Rigby Jam. That music saved a skunk trip for me!

I have the three disk Garcia/Saunders Keystone set, which is marvelous, but nothing I have heard so far can touch that After Midnight> Eleanor Rigby Jam.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, but I'm really not jazzed by more versions of How Sweet It Is or Reuben & Cherise. These songs are just the reason that I don't normally get too excited by the JGB.

I'm specifically looking for more compelling JGB thematic jamming along the lines of that suite from the Keane College official release. And I have no interest in torrenting JGB shows. Specifically looking for more officialy released jamming like the stuff on "After Midnight"

Thanks!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 17, 2011 10:20am
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1982-03-27: 22 min Don't Let Go that I think you'll enjoy. May take a few listens to really appreciate however.

1978-03-11: gorgeous I'll Take A Melody

Check out a lot of '73 through '76 for some great jams. I don't know if you like the faster pace of the 80's but the slower jams from 73-76 are certainly some of the best and most inspired pieces from Jerry's solo efforts.

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Poster: derf315 Date: Sep 17, 2011 9:23am
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Actually they did a nice release of those Lunt-Fontaine shows on the Pure Jerry series. They give you two acoustic sets and 2 electric sets.These were from 10/31/87 It's a 4 CD relese.

They also released a 3 Cd Best of..Lunt Fontaine that has perfromances that were not performed on 10/31.

They sound pretty good.

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Poster: BVD Date: Sep 17, 2011 9:45am
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the 8/29/87 eel river show that was mentioned is available at wolfgangs vault alon with a few other jgb shows

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 17, 2011 5:50am
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Pure Jerry #6 from the Warner Theater, 3/18/78, is pretty spectacular if you're a fan of that era. This used to circulate pretty widely (or I assume so since it was the first JGB tape I ever had).

The Harder They Come
Mission in the Rain
Simple Twist of Fate
Midnight Moonlight
Gomorrah
Cats Under the Stars
I'll Be with Thee
Lonesome and a Long Way from Home
Palm Sunday

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Sep 16, 2011 9:34pm
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Cliff, here is a great discussion and suggestions:
http://www.archive.org/post/59939/best-jgb-show

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Poster: reviewr Date: Sep 16, 2011 8:47pm
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The first time I heard JGB was in '89 - in person (Bob and Wasserman [?] opened). They impressed me enough that I got the CD simply titled "Jerry Garcia Band". It is a compilation of 1990 shows. I liked it so much that I searched out others (How Sweet It Is, Don't Let Go, Let It Rock and some unofficialls). All are disappointing compared to "Jerry Garcia Band", although Nicky Hopkins adds some cool stuff to "Let It Rock".

In my opinion "Jerry Garcia Band" is the one to get!

I haven't heard any offical Legion of Mary, but the unoffical I have is real good.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 17, 2011 10:33am
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Not sure that all others pale in comparison, but "Jerry Garcia Band" is a long-time favorite of mine. It is a 2 disc set taken from spring 1990 shows at The Warfield.

Disc One

"The Way You Do the Things You Do" (William "Smokey" Robinson/Bobby Rogers) – 8:08
"Waiting for a Miracle" (Bruce Cockburn) – 5:54
"Simple Twist of Fate" (Bob Dylan) – 11:54
"Get Out of My Life" (Allen Toussaint) – 8:53
"My Sisters and Brothers" (Charles Johnson) – 4:17
"I Shall Be Released" (Bob Dylan) – 9:26
"Dear Prudence" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) – 11:41
"Deal" (Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter) – 8:38

Disc Two

"Stop That Train" (Peter Tosh) – 8:51
"Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)" (Bob Dylan) – 7:43
"Evangeline" (David Hidalgo/Louie Perez) – 4:47
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robbie Robertson) – 9:36
"Don't Let Go" (Jesse Stone) – 17:16
"That Lucky Old Sun" (Haven Gillespie/Beasley Smith) – 11:32
"Tangled up in Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 12:16

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Poster: thebone Date: Sep 17, 2011 2:13pm
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If you like early 1980, you will love SUNY Oswego 2-17-80 on sugarmegs. As great as the setlist (below) is, Jerry's playing is even better. This is an amazing show.

BTW, thanks for your comprehensive reviews of Europe '72 shows. They are making my box set that much more enjoyable!

SUNY Oswego, 2-17-80

-set 1-
1. /Melody
2. FOTD
3. /How Sweet
4. /Catfish John
5. Deal
6. /Positively 4th Street
7. That's Alright Mama

-set 2-
1. /Money Honey
2. Sittin' in Limbo
3. Let it Rock
4. After Midnight >
5. Eleanor Rigby >
7. After Midnight
8. Train to Cry

-encore-
1. Harder they Come

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Sep 19, 2011 7:31am
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Pure Jerry Vol. 6 (the famous Warner Theater show from 1978) is mine,and many others, favorite JGB show of all time. I had it on a well worn cassette before it was officially released, but was very pleased when it came out on CD. If you've never heard it you're in for as treat. All time best versions of many songs, IMHO.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 17, 2011 6:44am
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You will enjoy 80s Grateful Dead, it just a matter of time!!! The one titled " Jerry Garcia Band " official realease from 90 is a must! AN ABSOLUTE MUST! If you'd like I can send a copy!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2011 9:57am
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I have it, Rich. But thanks!!!